Last week I wrote about travel insurance, an important component of every trip, especially when things don't go as planned. The other important component? A travel advisor! Travel advisors don’t only help create wonderful itineraries and experiences, they also help when things go wrong.
So, what are the benefits of working with a travel advisor? Why use travel advisor when you can just book the trip online? Those are common questions I hear. This week I share a few (of many) reasons why you should consider using a travel advisor:
Time is our most important asset, so why spend 40+ hours researching and planning your vacation only to still wonder if it is the best that could be done? With so much information on the internet these days, how do you discern what is accurate and what is not? Using a trusted travel advisor is like using a financial planner, an interior designer, or a cleaning service. You save a ton of valuable time, avoid information overload and overwhelm, and get the best options for you and your travel needs. You get clarity!
PROTECT YOUR VACATION DOLLARS
Working with a travel advisor doesn’t mean your vacation will cost more. It means that the money spent will be spent wisely on a vacation tailored to you. As a travel advisor, I take the time to get to know my clients and their needs, and I match them with the right experiences. I'd hate to see them wasting money on the wrong vacation, even if it is a great deal.
ADDED VALUE & SPECIAL TREATMENT
How would you like to check into your hotel and be greeted with a resort credit or a room upgrade? Maybe a complimentary breakfast or a spa credit? With great relationships throughout the world, I can often get clients amenities, upgrades and other special VIP touches that they don’t otherwise have access to.
The job of a trusted travel advisor doesn't stop when the trip is designed and booked. Personally, I love adding my own surprise touches and I also prepare my clients for travel, so there are no surprises. I check if their passports are current, help them with packing advice, and travel tips such as tipping guidelines. I go the extra mile to find great restaurants I know my clients will love, I book special activities, excursions and unique experiences tailored to my clients' interests.
Have you ever experienced a delayed or canceled flight and scrambled to find the next best alternative? Have you lost your luggage or been threatened to call off your vacation because of an impending hurricane? Your trusted travel advisor is there to provide support before, during and after the trip. Enjoy your vacation knowing that your travel advisor is only a phone call away should you experience unexpected surprises during your trip.
Hiring a travel advisor is a wise way to spend your dollars!
Eliminate overwhelm, save time, avoid potential mistakes that could cost you in the long run, enjoy amenities and personalized services… Allow your travel advisor to craft a vacation tailored specifically to you!
Not working with a travel advisor yet? I would love to help you plan your next extraordinary adventure.